Diego Maradona admitted he would have liked to have been coached by Mourinho when he was a player. "The results he has achieved speak volumes for his ability. I've seen him coaching and he's top. He devotes a lot of attention to all the players on the team, from first to last", said the Argentinean during the Seventh International Sports Conference in Dubai, where Mourinho was also in attendance.
"I was a player who wanted to be known, but it's a fine thing when a coach isn't only concerned with you, but also with your teammates, because they are the ones who help you on the pitch", added the World Cup winner. Continuing to talk about Mourinho he added that, "he's earned respect because he fields the team he wants to and a good coach knows all his players".